IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Feb 2015 | Removal date: 16 Apr 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

On 15 February 2015, Sri Lanka increased the Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on import of potatoes from Rs. 10 per kg. to Rs. 40 per kg. Also the SCL on mackerel fish, which was fixed at Rs. 10 per kg. on 18 July 2014, was extended for another 4 months.
 
The SCL on potatoes was later increased to Rs. 55 per kg on 24 April 2015 and that on mackerel fish was decreased to Rs. 6 per kg on 18 March 2015 (see related measures).
 
The Special Commodity Levy is a composite duty on the product and no other tax, duty, cess etc. is applicable on the said product while the levy is valid.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
0701 Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
070190 Other
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030329 Other
030342 Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)
030349 Other
030369 Other

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